Labour Market Testing

 Labour Market Testing (Sept 2018) TSS visa or 186 visa or 187 visa** When an employer nominates an overseas skilled worker for a visa, the Australian government wants to be sure that the employer has made a genuine attempt to fill the position with a suitably qualified and/or suitably experienced Australian citizen or permanent resident. Advertising or Labour Market Testing (LMT) has become a critical part of the TSS, 186 and 187 application process. Some people find the LMT requirements confusing. We…

Pathways to PR for 457 and TSS Visa holders

  The Transitional Arrangements The Federal Government has provided transitional arrangements for people who held or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 that was subsequently granted. These transitional arrangements are relevant to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream only. The transitional arrangements include: occupation list requirements will not apply; and the minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation/position as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa…

457 Training Benchmarks – New Requirements

Make sure you (or your employer!) are meeting the new training benchmark requirements! On 1 July 2017 a new legislative instrument came in to effect regarding training benchmarks. Meeting the one of the Training Benchmarks is critical for both employers and employees. Training Benchmarks – What Employers Need to Know Meeting the training benchmark is critical to you if: You are an employer who is currently approved as a Standard Business Sponsor for subclass 457 visas because: Meeting the training…